The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied allegations that it played a role in the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from Nigeria.

Until he reappeared in Israel on Friday, October 19, 2018, Kanu was last seen on September 14, 2017, after a raid on his Abia residence by the military.

Kanu also made a live broadcast on Sunday, October 21, 2018 narrating his ordeal, and threatening to return with hell to Nigeria.

Defending the DSS, Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, described the allegation that the DSS played a role in his escape from Nigeria as “malicious.”

According to him, the allegation was cooked up to discredit the federal government and its agencies.

In a statement, Afunaya said that:

“The Service wishes to state that the news is fake, mischievous and defamatory. It is nothing but a figment of the imagination of the originators.

“The public should, by now, have noted the antics of Kanu, IPOB and their collaborators whose stock in trade is to peddle unfounded rumours, gossips and propaganda aimed at subverting the government, its key agencies and officials.

“The DSS is aware that some unscrupulous elements are keen on exploiting the situation to constitute nuisance to the freedoms of all persons as guaranteed in the Constitution and as well disrupt the forthcoming general election.

“The DSS will not stand by idly and watch these undesirable elements achieve their aims. It is to be further emphasised that the indissolubility, unity and indivisibility of our beloved country is sacred”.

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